12.32pm, Wednesday 30th May, Bendigo Jockey Club, Bendigo, Victoria
It’s a beautiful day out in country Victoria folks, the horses are at the gate for Race 3 – the Yalumba Rare and Fine Maiden Plate, and I’m on number 10 – Elite Elle. Have a look at the track!!
OK – here’s the results of the race … that would be my horse – number 10 Elite Elle … going past the post first and drawing away!
Returning to scale …
And the winning jockey Damien Oliver – who also has a few Melbourne Cups in his trophy cabinet as well …
By the way, the chef working here at the Bendigo Jockey Club is on a roll as well. His name is Adrian – absolutely lovely bloke as wee as being very switched on to the food and wine interaction . He’s from the ‘Exchange’ restaurant here in Town, under the Bendigo Bank Building. Here’s the “Smoked chicken and dukkah spiced Turkish croutons with peppered rocket and Parmesan salad” that was paired with our 2009 FDW7C Chardonnay and 2010 Eden Valley Viognier.
5.27pm Same Day – half way back to Melbourne as we couldn’t stay for the whole day – we’re expected to be at the Shanghai Dynasty restaurant in Melbourne central at 6.30pm, as we have a consumer dinner there tonight.
But we had a great day at the track – thanks a huge amount Bendigo Jockey Club – loved working with you at the ‘Pubs and Clubs Raceday” – looks like we’ll see you all same time, same place next year.
See….I had a top day! And by the way, check out all of the top horses that have had their first significant win right here at the Bendigo track – their “Nursery Of Champions”